Ethical Considerations in AI


Our society changes rapidly when digitalization and AI transform the services we use, the products we develop and the way we work. As we move into the future, AI can be used for good purposes. But to ensure that technology works in favour of mankind, broader societal issues have to be considered, such as the automation on the labor market, social manipulation via Internet platforms and long-term consequences of artificial general intelligence.

In this course, you will learn how to think systematically about the ethics of new technologies. The course consists of a learning build-up session and two half-day workshops with online lectures in between. By the end of the course you will have developed a draft ethical policy related to your work.

Target group 

This course is open to employees in both public and private sector organizations. The coures will be taught in English, but on-line material will have Swedish subtitles.

Total scope 
2 days
No. of seats 
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Entry requirements 

No prerequisites are needed. Please note that the format of this course demands filming in the classroom. The recording is necessary to enable the education and its evaluation. By regestring on this course you accept to be filmed.


In this course you will learn how to think systematically about the eth­ics of new technologies, including the identification of stakeholders and balancing risks vs. benefits. The focus will be on ethical aspects in the design, dis­semination and application of digital and artificial intelligence technologies, including, but not limit­ed to fairness vs. bias, transparency vs. opacity, accountability, human autonomy, privacy and integrity.

By looking closer into different cases where algorithms have caused dilemmas, and reason on how these situations could have been prevented by ethical guidelines and policies, you will be able to make ethical considerations in you daily work. Through exercises, you will strengthen your understanding of how to apply ethical considerations in your daily work.

After the course, you will have a basic understanding of ethical considerations in connection to digitalization and AI. You will be able to make basic ethical considerations in use of AI in your daily work.


Cancellation policy: 

Full refund of educational program/course fees will be made for reservations cancelled no later than eight weeks prior to the start of the program/course. Later cancellations incur a cancellation fee as follows:

  • 2 weeks or less prior to program start 100% of the educational program/course fee
  • 2-4 weeks prior to program start 50% of the educational program/course fee
  • 4-8 weeks prior to program start 25% of the educational program/course fee, for educations in the Shipping area: 0% of the educational program/course fee

We are always willing to consider a colleague as a substitute for the original applicant. Cancellation and postponement must be made in writing. Cancellation of accommodation is subject to the cancellation policies of the hotels.